New york will be hosting 2 case institutes this summer

july 28 - august 7, 2019 at lowville academy

Introduction to Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (AFNR) - click for details

Mechanical Systems in Agriculture | Agricultural Power and Technology (APT) - click for details

Through its system of professional development, curriculum, assessment and certification, CASE equips teachers to elevate student experiences in the agriculture classroom, and prepares students for success in college and careers emphasizing science, technology, engineering and math.

As of 2018, New York educators have attended 76 CASE institutes, this equates to almost 4,600 hours of professional development!  

Are you interested in learning more about CASE? Contact Shari Lighthall at or 315-346-1222 or Melvin Phelps at or 315-778-6712.

Sponsorship made possible by


Farm Credit East is committed to supporting programs and initiatives that strengthen the Northeast agriculture, commercial fishing and forest products industries. Farm Credit East provides scholarships to teachers attending institutes offered by the Curriculum for Agricultural Science Education (CASE). Scholarships will cover up to 50 percent of the cost of the CASE institute, not to exceed $1,000.


  • Educator must teach in school district within Farm Credit East’s seven state territory: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York and Rhode Island. Please note, this excludes Clinton and Essex counties in New York and Cheshire, Coos, Grafton and Sullivan counties in New Hampshire.

  • Educator must teach or will be teaching agricultural or natural resources courses.

  • Preference will be given to worthy candidates that are seeking support for the first time.

  • Funds will be provided directly to CASE.

  • Awards will be made at the sole discretion of Farm Credit East.

2019 details and deadline will be posted as soon as information is available.

2016 Institute Photos